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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 8, 1917,
HELM HOLMES HAS
TO KNOWHER ROADS
She Can Handle a Mogul or a
String of Boxcars Like
HER NEWEST FILM OUT
Runaway locomotives, burning
bridges, wrecks, explosions, blazing
trains, daring flying switches, wrong
signals, mixups in dispatching all
the exciting incidents of life on the
raits are pictured in "The Railroad
Raiders." a new photonovel featuring
It is a railroad picture through and
through with a lot of the rough and
ready life of the west and the liveliest
of detective fiction thrown in. It is
a picture that would bring thrills to
old "Bill Canada," the chief of de
tectives of the Union Pacific, or to the
express messengers of the early days.
"The Railroad Raiders" is a tifteen
chapter motion picture serial, in the
course of production by the Signal
Film corporation near. Los Angeles.
It will be released for distribution by
the Mutual Film corporation on April
9. The picture is under the direction
of James P. McGowan, who has su
pervised all the Holmes screen suc
cesses, Frank Hamilton Spearman, the
celebrated novelist, wrote the syndi
cated story of "The Railroad Raid
ers." Mr. Spearman, it will be re
called, is the author ot many success
ful novels, and is known to films as
the author of "The Girl and the
Game" and "Whispering Smith."
' Mis Holmes, of course, does' a
number of, sensational things in her
accustomed1 sensational style leaping
from an engine to an automobile ton
neau, and stunts of the kind.
She knows a locomotive from the
pilot to the water tank and back
again; She can operate a mogul to
the envy of many men who earn their
livine on the seat of a cab. She knows
cars as well as engines and she can
pretty well handle a string of freight
cars as well as a trained brakeman.
The thrilling escapades in which
she takes part, those scenes which
send shivers up the backbone and
create a tingle at the roots of the hair,
are quite matter-of-fact affairs with
her, although she goes through even
greater dangers than the screen re
veals. The fifteen chapter titles are in the
nature of an index to the swift action
of the story: "Circumstantial Evi
dence," "A Double Steal," " Inside
Treachery," "The Deal in Silks," "A
Woman's Wit," "The Overland Dis-
, to, "Tk V.ltnu, pri1 " "Tti. Mil.
lionaire's Special," "The Fight for
, the Pass," "The Great' Tunnel Dis
aster," "The Mystery of the Counter
feit Tickets," "Total Paralvsis," "The
Road Wreckers." "The Trao" and
, "Hearts and Trumps.
jean Sothern Well Backed
In "Whoso Findeth a Wife"
A really capable cast is seen in sup
port of Jean Sothern, who U the star
of "Whoso Findeth a Wife," the fea
ture at the Empress theater, Sunday
till Wednesday. The picture is an
; adaptation of the well known novel of
lh. same name, written hv T. Wesley
TMtfiMr, ai an iniw,r trt Halt fdtiiip'a-
famous book, "The Woman Thou
) Gavest Me." In "Whoso Findeth a
Wife" the author takes exception to
Hall Caine's theory that a woman
may "lead her own life" regardless of
the consequences. Numerous dramatic
scenes are shown in the production
and Miss Sothern, probably one of
the most capable of the younger ac
tresses in America, is seen to splen
' Leo Delaney, long a favorite with
the public for his many splendid char
acter delineations on the screen, is
seen in support of Miss Sothern in
tnis production, jur. jjeianey piays
the part- of the husband in this pro
duction, a role that calls for an un
usually forceful performance, and his
work is said to be of an unusually
high order. William O'Neill plays the
heavy part in the picture, the part of
a young man, who, while a cad at
heart, is still susceptible to good in
fluences. His acting, too, is said to be
very fine. Ina Brooks and George
Henry Trader play the worldly par
ents of the girl, who force her into the
marriage with the man she does not
, care for, and Kirk Brown is admira
ble in an important character part.
Vampire Story That Turns
; Out to Be True Love
Directed by Emile Chautard and
, with Robert Warwick and June El
vidge as the stars and with Henry .
Hull in the cast, "The Family Honor"
will be the offering at the Sun theater
today -and Monday. This attraction
is the latest offering by World Pic
tures Brady-Made and plunges in
to the story at once, and not for a
moment during the five reels does the
interest slacken. The story tells how
' a young man falls into the clutches
of a vampire. He is going to the dogs
o.i her account, . when his older
brother appears on the scene. The
'older brother takes things in his own
hands looks into the vampire's repu-
' t.-.tion and decides that he must take
desperate measures to save his
brother, so he makes love to the vam-
; pire himself and takes the blame when
the young man steals from his father
to1 get more money for the woman.
But, finally, a strange thing occurs,
the elder brother falls in love with the
vampire himself and she demonstrates
that she is really possessed of a hu
man heart after all. Everything ends
happily for the elder brother.
HEARST PATHE NEWS
Synoptic af Events Covsred in Path
Ncwi, Released Today.
PHILADELPHIA, PA. A hundred thousand
loyal citisenB pack hintorie Independence
Srjuare in a (treat patriotic demonstration.
PORTLAND. ORE. Forest Supervisors, who
guard 48,009,000 acres of National Park
in the northwest, meet to organize plans
LIVERPOOL. ENGLAND The Royal Welsh
Fusiliers, distinguished for valorous ser
vice at the front, parade in honor of St.
NEW YORK CITY A new power plant with
giant smokestacks is built to supply the
great amount of heat required by the sky
scrapers. FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE The naval
militia of Galveston, Texas, practices
daily on the beach how to meet an attack
tin the biir gulf port
JN AMERICA'S SERVICE tfht destroyer
at sea the eyes of the fleet watching
for enemies on or under the water. Special
permission of the Navy Dept.
.WASHINGTON, D. C The attention of the
wnoio worm turns to we national capital,
1 m the 66th congress begins its epoch-
" Mabel Taliaferro, leading lady for
Metro Pictures Corporation, was edu
cated in a private school in New
York city. Her stage career was as
star in "Polly of the Circus," where
she created a great sensation and be
came famous; "Springtime." "In the
Bishop's Carriage," "You Can Never
Tell," etc. ' Her motion pictuqc career
has been under the Metro banner, in
which she has appeared in "Her Great
Price," "God's Half Acre," "The
Dawn of Love," "The Three of Us,"
etc., and also in her latest success,
"The Barricade." Recreations are
riding, swimming and motoring.
Home address is 264 Riverside Drive,
New York; phone 9933 Riverside.
Studio address, Metro, 3 West Sixty
first street, New York City, N. Y.
West Back to the Screen
In "The American Girl"
Where, oh where, are the cowboys
and Indians of yesterday?
This has been the plaint of the pic
ture fans, for months now.
The producer and the distributor
have had a ready explanation too
much west in the past.
But in answer to this explanation
the picture patrons, the people, who
by their flood of nickels and dimes
and nowadays quarters and halves
have only reiterated their stern cry,
"Give us more western stuff."
This is the reason for the tremen
dous popularity of the new Kalem
series of western pictures now play
ing at alt of the principal picture
theaters in this city under the title
of "The American Girl" and featur
ing Miss Marin Sais. The scenarios
are all written by Frederick Bechdolt,
master short story writer, whose
stories have been appearing for years
in the principal magazines. The
General Film company, the oldest
and most comprehensive distributing
organization in the industry, is han
dling this series for the Kalem com
pany. Miss Sais appears in "The
American Girl" as Madge King, the
daughter of a rancher, and her vari
ous escapades in rounding up cattle
thieves and eluding bandits furnish
the episodes of the series.
G RAN D
THE BROKEN CHAINS."
'The Registered Pouch"
An Episode of
The Daughter of Daring"
Han and Bud Comedy, end Others
26th and Cumings St.
mrs. vernon castle
And a Path. Program
5.. t Ai
George Beban Tells Why He
Writes His Own Photoplays
"I like to write my own photo
dramas," said George Beban, as he
sat at a little table in the French
d'hote restaurant in one of the scenes
of 'The Bond etween," the Pallas
Paramount production, whica is to
appear at the Muse theater Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. "While I
have a great deal of respect for all
writers, still it is very hard for one
who is not French or Italian, to write
scenarios dealing with characters of
"The Latins have an entirely differ
ent way of thinking and doing; they
have little mannerisms, little customs
that must be remembered, and must
be known to the writer so that he
can get them into the manuscript,
and. of course, they must be known
to the actor before he can present
tlier.i properly on the screen. I have
spent years in studying these char
acters and being of Latin descent my
self, I feel pretty safe in writing stor
ies around them.'
"Pierre Duval in 'The Bond Be
tween,' is not a fictional character.
He never was associated with the
original story about which I wrote
this photodrama. however, but he still
lives hi a lfttle side street near Fourth
avenue, with his three cronies and
teaches music for a living. I show
him on the screen exactly as he ap
pears with his mass of gray hair
brushed back, his long coat and flat
This production will also br inter-
esti;:.T looking at it from the angle
that this is the first time that Mr.
Beban has ever appeared in the role
of a Frenchman.
Here's a Film in Which
. Characters Make the Going
It is doubtful if either the movie or
the legitimate stage has ever pro
duced a more realistic character than
that Glen Cavender takes in "Villa
of the Movies," the Keystone com
edy which shows at the Strand Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday.
He is Villa and so lifelike is the
impersonation that photos of Caven
der in the part and those of Villa him
self cannot be told one from the other.
Cavender, nearly a year ago, when
the picture was first planned, crossed
the United States border at Calexico
and met the bandit. Villa proved
gracious and Cavender made the most
of his opportunity.
The uniform and accoutrements
Cavender wears are genuine, a pres
ent from Villa, who promised himself
that he would in some manner see the
picture when it was finished.
Slim Summerville, one of the heroes
of "Villa of the Movies," is consid
erably over six feet tall and only an
inch or two wide. Mexicans, even the
tallest of them, scarcely reached to
his coat pocket.
During the trip made by the "Villa
of the .Movies company into Mexico,
Slim was trailed bv throngs of the lit
tle yellow men. His tight pants excit
ed their admiration and nothing
tickled them so much as to watch
him gently sit down while wearing
Slim was nicknamed "Tamale" by
the soldiers, but the senoritas politely
described him as "pauatela." As a
matter of fact, they do roll cigars in
Mexico just about the same size and
shape as the Keystone slat.
Park Theater Manager Has
News for His Many Patrons
C. E. Williams, popular manager
and owner of the Park theater, an
nounces that he has changed the
policy of this theater and had raised
the price of admission from S to 10
cents, the price, however, remaining
5 cents for children. This is on ac
count of the price he must pay for
the best the market affords in photo
plays, and he announces that the pa
trons of this show are more than
pleased with the list of the good
things that are soon to be shown.
Triangle plays are now shown every
Sunday and Monday, which includes
such stars as Douglas Fairbanks,
William S. Hart, Frank Keenan, etc,
with the Universal and Mutual splen
did attractions appearing the balance
of the week.
Father Vaughan tolln this Btory of an ex
liorti'tin. In Florida tliirlnir nil recent tour ot
ih.t I'iiIUmI SiHtcs. Ho mtii about to preach
In a llttlo chapel to a colnrort congregation
when a mrui rame. up to him and until
ratlier anxiously, "IVrhai's you wouldn't
ntlnil pticnchliiR from th altar tepa?"
Vainer VauKhnn naked why he could not
uiu the milplt. "Ueeaune," the other ex
plained, "I've not a hen patting there!"
"JACKIE OF THE NAW
Ceorf Over, in "Jerry and HI Pal"
njl A I South
in n u i w
Tuesday and Wednesday
"he Greatest Vampire Queen
In Her Greatest Vampire Role
'The Tiger Woman'
It's a Super de Luxe Feature
33d and Leavenworth
1 OPENS TODAY-
E And Presents for Your Approval
I Frank . "The Bride
! Keenan In of Hate"
S Which Will Alio Be Shown Monday
Tuesday ONE OF "THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS"
Wednesday and Thunder
I William - "The Price I
I Farnum of Silence" I
S A William Fox Super D Lux Feature y
Friday and Saturday
I Bessie "Nina the
Love Flower Girl"
Western Supply Com
pany General tTilm Company
Laemmle Film Service
Fox Film Corporation
Pathe Exchange, Inc.
Mutual Film Corpora
tion Palm Theater
Hello! Hello! Who is That? He it Mr.
. .Well, It
iwrft - irifteliOr--et
"The Voice on the Wire"
Who Is He Talking To? What It He Saying?
What Does He Want?
It' a Mystery Message. It'a a Thrilling Thing. I Wonder
What It'a All About WHY IT'S THE
New Universal Serial Story
And Will Be Shown at the Following Theaters
Tuesday, April 11 Franklin, 24th and Franklin. .Tueidey, April 24
Lyric, 18th and Vinton Thursday, April 26
Benion Theater Tuesday, May I
Perk, 16th and California. . .Wednesday, May 9
Clifton, Clifton Hill Tueiday, May IS
Alamo, 24th and Fort Sunday, June 3
Magic, South Omaha Thursday, April 19
Diamond, 24th and Lake Friday, April 20
Nicholas, Council Bluffs Saturday, April 21
Gem, 13th and William Sunday, April 22
And Seventy-five Per Cent of the Theaters in This Territory.
FOR BOOKINGS, WRITE PHONE WIRE
State Right Serial Productions
1122 Farnam St. Omaha. Neb.
""J, Signal Film Corporation's Most Spectacular M 1 ,
T ilotion Picture Novel in Fifteen Chapters J g
TOMORROW hr the first time "SJTl
Jrxl' a? theatres will show the first chanter nf I
Wf'Z "THE RAILROAD RAIDERS" the spec- I
W ft tacular new photo - novel starring HELEN ' vWl
fffk HOLMES.thefearless film star. Alive with action III
f III crammed with surprises unquestionably the moat II '
1 1 sensational screen novel ever presented I I I
"THE RAILROAD RAIDERS" is a
realistic story of railroad life. Many of Its Incidents
have actually occurred. They are reaL Theyt are fascinating.
This motion picture story abounds In adventure, love,
romance, thrills I
HELEN HOLMES, the most famous
star of railroad pictures, is the heroine of this
aensetional photo-novel directed by J. P. McOowan.
GO TOMORROW. See Chapter One of "THE RAILROAD
R AIDERS"! If yoar fevorite theatre hat not yet announced
"THE RAILROAD RAIDERS," ask the manager when
it will be shown.
SE!"fHI DAILDOAD nJMSIBS"
AT THESI THIATBES
Palace Theater, Lincoln, Neb. . . ".April 23-24
Hipp Theater, Sioux City, la May 3
Palace Theater, Sioux City, la May 5
Rex Theater, Omaha, Neb May 7-8
Gem Theater, Omaha, Neb May IS
Orpheum Theater, South Omaha, Neb. .May 30
Jewell Theater, Beatrice, Neb June 19
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